Tag Archives: Artigiano

Bespoke summer

Sure feels like summer today, complete with tiny bespoke sunflower, ready to go. I better get to work on my listings for this little flowers big brothers (see a sample in the background) before summer arrives for real!

Class sketches, spring

Back to class, good to be back in the moment.

Charmed life

Spring brings tiny charms… more to come!

Heart smith

Dickens (Jacob Marley’s ghost, from Scrooge): I wear the chain I forged in life. Not such a bad idea, I say. Happy Valentines Day!

11.16: butterfly project

Time for the November butterfly (see calendar page at the end).  It’s my favorite… blue morpho (the photo in the middle is from a visit to a butterfly habitat a few years back).  This time of year I’m up to my eyeballs in metal everywhere, so change of pace –  this one is a paper […]

New works, fall 2016

Studio is cranking, elves at work.

10.16: butterfly project

October butterfly: heliconius, a widespread genus with a passion for passion flower and batesian mimicry, where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species as a defense mechanism. Clever.  Mine has a sizable antique peridot center stone (decidedly not a pretender) with bright carnelian beads added in to the […]

8.16: butterfly project

This month was the buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia (see the calendar photo at the end of the post).  I’ve drew a super simple, graphic representation of the bold coloration of the species and two fluttered off my bench. August will soon be a memory… butterflies can last forever.

7.16: butterfly project

The July butterfly is the red-spot jezebel… see the calendar page photo for my 2016 butterfly project (one butterfly each month as they appear on the calendar. Mine perches sideways in copper and silver on a delicate silver band, size 8. High summer is underway, lots of fluttering going on!

6.16: butterfly project

This month, the butterfly on my calander (below) is one I’ve already spent a lot of time with… the monarch. So, I’ve been working on restoring some of these wings to my inventory and will be adding some of these missing pieces to my etsy shop & online store this summer. June has flown, summer […]